Thursday, January 31, 2013

Recipe of the Week: Sofrito (1/31/13)



Recipe of the Week: Sofrito
Sofrito is a versatile, aromatic puree of tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, onions, and garlic. It's the foundation of many Spanish influenced dishes. There are many variations of this recipe. This one uses ingredients that are easy to find in any grocery store for those who do not live near a Caribbean or West Indian grocer. I find using Sofrito that I tend to use it in a lot of things from making rice extra yummy, to adding it to eggs. It is super easy to make and a perfect pairing to a lot of dishes.
Store sofrito in a glass container in the refrigerator for immediate use or freeze sofrito in 1/4 to 1/2 cup portions for use at any time.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Yields: 1 quart


Ingredients:

  • 2 medium green peppers, seeds removed
  • 1 red sweet pepper, seeds removed
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 medium onions, peeled
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 bunch parsley leaves

Preparation:

1. Chop and blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
2. Store in glass container in the fridge or freezer for use any time to add a flare to your food. 

ENJOY My friends!








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